ATF to the rescue

By Natalie Strom natalie@coastalbreezenews.com  “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” – Bob Barker of “The Price is Right” The community of Henderson Creek In East Naples is proud to be following in Bob Barker’s footsteps, and with the help of Animal Task Force of SWFL, Inc., (ATF) nearly every home with a dog or cat […]

Marco Island-Naples Among Top for Homeownership

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com A recent national study on homeownership ranked the Marco Island-Naples area sixth among the nation’s small metropolitan areas (with populations under 500,000) for homeownership. Conducted by San Francisco-based consumer advocacy group NerdWallet, the analysis was spurred by the new rental reality facing many Americans seeking a place to live. A recent report from Harvard University’s […]

Marco Island Soccer Club to Host 3v3 Tournament

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com The Marco Island Soccer Club (aka Surge) is kicking off its spring season with a Live 3v3 Tournament on Saturday, May 3, at Mackle Park. “The Marco Island tournament is going to be a great opportunity for our kids to get out and play, as well as an introduction to families who haven’t experienced the […]

Scholarships Available For Marco Island Students Majoring In the Arts

Once again the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts is announcing the availability of scholarships for high school seniors and college students who will be majoring in some area of the arts during the 2014-15 school year. Since 2007, the non-profit organization has been awarding scholarships to Marco Island students who plan to major in visual arts, literary arts or […]

34th Annual Marco Island Shell Show

By Melinda Gray The Marco Island Shell Club is once again working hard in preparation for their annual Marco Island Shell Show, this marking the show’s 34th year. It will be held March 13-15 at The United Church of Marco Island. Each year, scholarships are awarded in conservation and education in line with the club’s mission statement: “To promote the […]

Frankenstein: A New Musical

Submitted The Box Office is open and tickets are currently on sale for the upcoming production of “Frankenstein: A New Musical.” Based on the Mary Shelley novel, the music is by Mark Baron, book and lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson and original story adaptation by Gary P. Cohen. This collaboration between the Island Theater Company and the Marco Lutheran Church is […]

Progress Continues at MIA

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com With the news of Marco Island Academy receiving its accreditation, the board of the local high school is now turning its attention to its search for a new principal. The current principal, George Andreozzi, announced his retirement earlier this school year, and he has been in and out of the office of late as he […]

Morris Law Firm Confirms Recipient For The Family Gift

Morris Law Firm Confirms Recipient For The Family Gift The Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. is pleased to announce the gift of an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World has been made to a Naples family. While the firm is not at liberty to disclose the name of the recipient, firm officials want to describe the family so […]

Panther kitten rescued in Collier County

Submitted by FWC A team of panther biologists rescued an approximately week-old Florida panther kitten at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County in mid-January. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida discovered the kitten while conducting research. The one-pound male kitten had a dangerously low body temperature and […]

New American Legion Post on Marco Island

By Noelle H. Lowery noelle@coastalbreezenews.com A new American Legion post has been chartered on Marco Island. A temporary charter for American Legion Post 404 was presented by the Indianapolis-based national headquarters of the American Legion on Feb. 18. American Legion Post 404 has 28 charter members and is headed by Commander Lee Rubenstein, First Vice Commander Hugh Messner, Finance Officer […]